Chore Entertainment

Adding play and creativity to the mundane

Implications - The credit crunch will increase time in the home, and reduce the use of maids and nannies. The majority of people don’t like cleaning; while some innovations work on cutting down the time spent cleaning, others focus on making the necessity enjoyable. Success in improving a product used for a disliked yet requisite activity offers the opportunity to revolutionize and dominate a vast market.
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Rideable Vacuum Cleaner - A Way To Involve Your Children In Cleaning
SCORE 6.3
Warm 17,737 Clicks Pub: Jun 20, 07
Rideable Vacuum Cleaner
A Way To Involve Your Children In Cleaning
Probably we’re never going to make our dog love the hoover (at least mine is panicking even if i pass the hoover), but we might be more successful with making our children love them. Or at least ride… [More]
Vacuum Backpacks - Fuel Cell BacVac
SCORE 3.4
Mild 11,806 Clicks Pub: May 12, 08
Vacuum Backpacks
Fuel Cell BacVac
I could rant on and on about the hassles of vacuuming, and I think a lot of people would agree with me. The constant leaning over is one such pain and of course there's the dents left from bumping the… [More]
Vacuum Shoes - Clean as You Walk
SCORE 4.3
Average 8,905 Clicks Pub: Dec 17, 06
Vacuum Shoes
Clean as You Walk
Electrolux an appliance manufacturer unveiled its vacuum shoe concept model; it features a thick and ugly sole designed to clean dirt as you hobble around. According to t3 “They’re still at the concept… [More]
Kill Germs With UV - Halo Vacuum Uses UV-C Rays
SCORE 4.2
Average 3,664 Clicks Pub: Nov 11, 07
Kill Germs With UV
Halo Vacuum Uses UV-C Rays
Halo is using a new ultraviolet technology, UV-C, on their vacuum cleaners. This spectrum of UV light kills dust mites, viruses, flea eggs, mold, and other germs without the use of toxic chemicals. The… [More]
Mini USB Vacuum - Suck Up Crumbs, Dustbunnies
SCORE 3.4
Mild 4,521 Clicks Pub: Nov 3, 07
Mini USB Vacuum
Suck Up Crumbs, Dustbunnies
Just like you have to clean up those cookies you delete from your browser, you still have to remember to suck up the real cookie crumbles from your lunch break at the desk. The 8 inch USB-powered miniature… [More]
Toddlers as Mops - Babies Dusters
SCORE 3.8
Mild 16,877 Clicks Pub: Jun 11, 08
Toddlers as Mops
Babies Dusters
If you use the baby duster for its intended purpose, this is flat out a horrible invention. The baby and the costume are both adorable, but to use the kid as a make-shift duster just can't be healthy… [More]
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